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1:48 Wildcat Resin Upgrades
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 07:39 PM UTC


Steffen Arndt looks at two more resin sets from Vector designed for the HobbyBoss Wildcat.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 08:17 PM UTC
Many thanks Rowan for all the work you have put in this little article!

Took us quite a while to understand e/o

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009 - 10:06 AM UTC
Hi Steffen

"e/o" - what does that mean? I did a web-seach and found... Electo-optical, engine out, or some weird sodium hydroxide bleaching process...

But, seriously, nice Review! and I'm delighted I could help.

And, more to the point... are you going to get stuck into to an FM-2 upgrade? I'm juggling what to line up next for the limited space on my workbench and, along with a couple of really exciting sample kits that are threatening to arrive soon, my choice for an "in my own time" build is coming down to getting back to Vector's Henschel Hs 126 or the FM-2 upgrade.

It'd be silly to double-up - so if you're doing this beauty, I'll go for the Henschel.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009 - 10:16 AM UTC
Hi Rowan

each other .. thought that was obvious ...

I really do plan to do the FM-2 next .. but I first have to bury that Super Etendard and then there is the F-22 and the Albatros (though this is on low priority).

I have started the Harrier as a fun project, but it seems i need at least the TIALD pod and mount (AMRAAM Line did not answer my email) which means it is on hold til I find a solution. I also have a secret project running but again on low prio as I have to modify the airframe heavily. Besides the FM-2 I need to start the Bf 110G-4. so toss a coin ... I guess J-L is already half (or fully ) through this project .. but the cheater that he is he keeps his models secret until they are done and then we admire him how he does a Legato Fw 190 in two weeks ...

all the best

Steffen

P.S. just this moment I got an email from Luca .... so I can get teh TIALD but not the pylon ... hmmmmm
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009 - 10:30 AM UTC
Hi again

Cool - I really felt I should do the Hs 126 anyway, as Sergey was so kind in bailing me out with a new engine after my stupidity!

I'm afraid all the TIALD business is totally Double-Dutch to me - but then I always remember you PM-ing me about an "F2-A" and I automatically assumed it was a Brewster Buffalo!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009 - 10:36 AM UTC
So let's plan a duel FM-2 build (ha ha with us two it's like watching snail races) for January.

I'll start the nightfighter next (after the SEM) and we have two Lw builds online .. one day

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009 - 10:53 AM UTC
Hi Steffen

I would - but I've got a couple of Dual-Builds lined up with Jean-Luc - I know, it sounds a joke just saying it with the speed he builds!

But they do depend on what's on the horizon - other than the Hs 126, I'm not really planning beyond my current Flitzer and Laté in order to keep the workbench clear for arrivals. The Halberstadt would be nice, but it's obviously lower priority.

All the best

Rowan